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Check out 10 gluten-free recipes to pair with your bbq wings at the bottom of this post!
Crispy gluten-free baked bbq chicken wings that are baked instead of fried. These oven-baked, gluten-free chicken wings are tender, juicy, and smothered in tangy homemade bbq sauce. If you’re looking for quick, easy, and delicious baked chicken wings or bbq chicken wings you’ll love this recipe! Check out my other BBQ related posts Tangy Baked BBQ Turkey Meatballs and Homemade Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce Recipe.
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These crispy gluten-free baked bbq chicken wings are the perfect addition to your family game night. We refer to these baked chicken wings as “Friday food” at our house. After finding this recipe on Friendly Healthy Eats, I literally make them once a week! Emory loves chicken, so when searching for a recipe that we all could enjoy, bbq chicken wings was a no brainer. Especially because I had a jar of my homemade Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce in the fridge.
With Labor Day (and football season) approaching this is a great recipe to whip for backyard gatherings. Although I am not promoting large gatherings, once COVID is goneI can promise these chicken wings will come in handy. For now, make them for your family in the comfort of your own home.
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE CRISPY GLUTEN-FREE BAKED BBQ CHICKEN WINGS
- Chicken wings
- Canola oil
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- BBQ Sauce (your favorite sauce or mine!!!!)
HOW TO MAKE CRISPY GLUTEN-FREE BBQ CHICKEN WINGS
- Preheat oven to 400°
- Rinse chicken wings and pat dry.
- Drizzle wings in canola oil.
- Toss wings in the spice rub and cornstarch
- Space wings out on wire rack lined baking sheet or parchment paper
- Bake for 40 minutes, flipping wings over at 20 minutes.
- Turn broiler to high and broil wings for 8 minutes, or until crisp.
- Remove wings from broiler and toss in BBQ sauce.
It’s important to note that the broiler setting on ovens varies. My broiler is located under my stove and is literally an open flame. I have to be very careful to ensure my baked chicken wings don’t burn or worse catch fire! After putting them in the broiler I waited by the stove and constantly checked them!
FRYING VS. BAKING WINGS. WHICH IS BETTER?
Let’s be real, nothing beats crispy fried chicken wings. But baked wings can be just as delicious if done right. The perfect bake time is essential when making crispy baked chicken wings. Broiling them ensures you get that crispy, crunchy skin, and seals in some of the juices.
ARE BAKED WINGS HEALTHIER THAN FRIED?
Short answer. Yes. Baked chicken wings are a healthier alternative to fried ones. If you eat wings every week like we do, baking them is the way to go! Less fat, fewer calories, and less sodium. Peridot.
HOW TO GET CRISPY WINGS
I believe in the power of a little cornstarch. It’s a heavy starch that creates a lacy crust on food. After drizzling the oil over the wings and adding the rub, lightly dust with a little cornstarch before baking. The cornstarch also helps crisp up your chicken skin during the broiling process.
OTHER RECIPES PERFECT FOR YOUR BACKYARD BBQ:
PAIR YOUR WINGS WITH THESE ALLERGY-FRIENDLY SIDES FOR THE PERFECT JUNETEENTH COOKOUT!
BBQ Baked Beans by Food Fidelity
Brisket Stuffed Baked Sweet Potatoes by Dude That Cookz
Watermelon and Cucumber Salad by Heal Me Delicious
Sweet and Tangy Coleslaw by Crumb-Snatched
Hibiscus Rum Punch by Kenneth Temple
Summer Watermelon Fizz by Handy Chef
Strawberry Basil Pineapple Mocktail by Orchids + Sweet Tea
Gluten Free Peach Cobbler (Vegan) by Good Food Baddie
Strawberry-Basil Sorbet by D.M.R. Fine Foods
Strawberry Cobbler Galette by The Dana Renée Way
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Crispy, Gluten-Free Baked BBQ Chicken Wings
- 2 lbs Chicken Wings
- 2 tbs Canola oil
- 2 tbs Cornstarch
- 1 tbs Paprika
- 1 tbs Garlic Powder
- 1 tbs Onion Powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 Cup BBQ Sauce
- Preheat oven to 400°Rinse chicken wings and pat dry.
- Drizzle wings in canola oil, toss in spice rub, followed by a light toss in cornstarch. (chicken should be lightly coated with rub and cornstarch.)
- Space wings out on wire rack lined baking sheet or parchment paper and Bake for 40 minutes, flipping wings over at 20 minutes.
- Turn broiler to high and broil wings for 8 minutes, or until crisp.Remove wings from broiler and toss in BBQ sauce.
- Add chopped green onions for garnish!